[Bug 156536] [NEW] BOINC World Community Grid stuck "Waiting for memory"

Launchpad Bug Tracker 156536 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Aug 9 22:06:21 UTC 2008

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This actually appeared some months ago. So far it has only affected one
of my machines, but the machine has two disk partitions configured for
Ubuntu. There are obviously no hardware differences between them, and
they even share the same swap partition.

Before the Gutsy 7.10 upgrade, the BOINC Manager in one of the Ubuntu
boots would frequently report that the process was stuck "Waiting for
memory" (Wfm). At first it was rare, though it seemed most likely to
occur at boot time. For example, it might run to 30% one day, then
continue to 75% the next day, but on the third day it would just stick
in the Wfm state. Later it became more common, and finally it seemed to
occur right after the initial computations. It would download a fresh
unit (after a Reset command), run for a few minutes, and then go
directly to Wfm. I tried everything I could think of to fix it,
including complete removals and reinstalls.

At this time, there was no problem in the other Ubuntu.

After the Gutsy 7:10 upgrade, both of them seem to be broken and
immediately transition to the Wfm state. (I'm going to try a few of the
other BOINC projects, though just for testing. WorldCommunityGrid is the
one that is officially sanctioned by my employer.)

** Affects: boinc (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Incomplete

BOINC World Community Grid stuck "Waiting for memory"
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